Arrive at Muscat airport, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to the Hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will be met at the hotel for a ‘Muscat by Night’ tour. You drive along the Corniche, passing the port of Muscat, continue on the road through the coastal mountains to Qurum and on to the Grand Mosque. The tour ends at Kargeen or similar restaurant, where you will enjoy an Arabic theme dinner. Return to the hotel after dinner. Overnight stay at Muscat.
DAY 02 (Sun): FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF MUSCAT
Early in the morning, you will be met at the hotel for a half day city orientation tour. You visit the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Drive along the picturesque Corniche with a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The palace is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts- Mirani and Jalali.
A very special lunch today; The Sidab Women’s Group is one of the unique models in empowering women through establishing a project that benefits the participants. It is an environment-friendly project that is based on the manufacturing of environmentally friendly bags that replace plastic bags. We learn about the center and enjoy some home cooked Omani Food.
After lunch, visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. Later you will be given time to stroll through the famous Mutrah Souq. Later return to the hotel.
DAY 03 (Mon): MUSCAT- SUR
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. You start your fascinating roundtrip with the first leg taking you in south eastern direction along the coast to Sur. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains. Stop at the limestone Sinkhole in Bimah and then continue to Fins. Enjoy the white sandy beach at Fins proceed to visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations. Then proceed to the coastal town of Sur which was renowned in former times for its shipyard, where the dhows, the traditional wooden Omani boats were built. Continue to Ras Al Hadd. After an early dinner at the hotel, you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Overnight stay at Ras Al Hadd.
DAY 04 (Tue): RAS AL HADD – WADI BANI KHALID – WAHIBA SANDS
This morning, proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. The afternoon is reserved for your desert experience. You drive into the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. After some exciting sand dune driving with your experienced driver, visit the home of a Bedouin Family in the desert where you will have a traditional Omani lunch. You will experience the real, traditional Arabic hospitality. Later arrive and check-in at the desert camp. Enjoy a BBQ dinner with Omani music and a dance show (seasonal). Overnight stay at desert camp.
DAY 05 (Wed): WAHIBA SANDS – IBRA – JABRIN – AL HAMRA
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to the village of Ibra for a special shopping experience. Once a week this Souq (on Wednesdays), opposite the main market, attracts women-only buyers and sellers from all over the region, selling a variety of handicrafts such as baskets, woven cushions and camel bags. Men are usually not welcome, and photographs are prohibited here in the only Souq in the country dedicated to female shoppers. Then proceed to Jabrin castle and to Al Hamra, one of the oldest villages in Oman. Overnight stay at Al Hamra.
DAY 06 (Thu): AL HAMRA – JEBEL SHAMS – NIZWA
After leisurely breakfast, drive up to Jabel Shams, which literally means Mountain of the Sun. Experience an untamed and rugged countryside at Oman’s highest peak at 3000m, often hailed as the Sultanate’s own version of the Grand Canyon. Visit the hidden and remote village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. Embark on a heritage walk through the many plantations in the village to learn about the Falaj system. Continue to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. Overnight stay at Nizwa.
DAY 07 (Fri): NIZWA – MUSCAT
Nizwa’s main places of interest are the Souq and the Nizwa Fort. Visit the famous livestock market in Nizwa Souq which happens once a week (on Fridays) and the round tower fort of Nizwa, one of the most impressive forts in Oman. After visits, drive back to Muscat.
Upon arrival at Muscat, check-in to your hotel. In the evening, proceed to Marina Bandar for a beautiful sunset cruise along the Muscat coastline on a Traditional Omani Dhow. After the cruise, have a delicious farewell dinner on board. Overnight stay at Muscat.
DAY 08 (Sat): DEPARTURE MUSCAT
In time, transfer to Muscat International Airport for departure. It’s time to say Good Bye to Oman!
W Muscat, Wonderful Room
Sheraton Oman Hotel, Deluxe Room
Park Inn, Standard Room
Tulip Inn Hotel, Standard Room
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Luxury Eco Tent*
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Carapace*
Turtle Beach Resorts, Hamoor Room*
Ras Al Hadd Beach Hotel, Standard Room*
Desert Night Camp, Deluxe Suite*
1000 Night Camp, Sheikh Tent*
Arabian Oryx Camp, Deluxe Room*
Sama Al Wasil Camp, Chalet*
Al Hamra / Shorfet Al Alamin
View Hail Al Shas, Premier Room*
View Hail Al Shas, Superior Room*
Shorfet Al Alamin Hotel, Deluxe Room*
Shorfet Al Alamin Hotel, Deluxe Room*
Golden Tulip Hotel, Standard Room
Golden Tulip Hotel, Standard Room
Falaj Daris Hotel, Standard Room
Al Diyar Hotel, Standard Room
*BB: Accommodation on BB basis
*HB: Accommodation on HB basis
Inclusions / Exclusions
Arrival/ Departure transfers in minivan.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis at hotels as above or similar.
City tours in minivan with English speaking lady guide.
Round tour in 4X4 car with 04-pax in one car with English speaking lady guide.
Sunset Dhow Cruise with farewell dinner.
Lunches as mentioned in the program.
Entrance fee as applicable.
Air fare or visa charges.
All meals other than mentioned.
All expenses of personal in nature.
Mandatory Xmas/New Year supplements as applicable.
Anything which is not specifically mentioned in inclusions part.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
The prices are indicative and all respective services are purely subjected to availability upon final confirmations with payment.
All current applicable taxes have been included while quoting. If there is any increase in government levies, existing tax structure, accommodation rates extended by respective hotels, hike in the fuel prices or air fare, etc. will be charged extra as applicable at the time of travel.
VAT (Value Added Tax): Rates are subjected to the implementation of any new taxes introduced by the Oman government during the course of the contractual period. The said tax will be levied (if applicable) as per the government norms on the above rates quoted and will be effective as per the guidelines provided by the concerned government authorities.
It is recommended that you take necessary travel insurance to cover medical expenses in case of an accident/illness, loss of baggage/personal belongings, change of air tickets and cancellation of the tour.
All arrangements made by Infinite Tours are in the capacity of an agent only. We shall not be liable for any claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed flights, etc. & all acts of force majeure.